Utilisation of agricultural area
Data on the utilisation of agricultural area are showing breakdown thereof by the aim of land use (thousand hectares).
Concepts and definitions
Areas regularly farmed, usually in accordance with the crop rotation scheme of the holding.
It includes sown areas of agricultural crops, fallows, areas of strawberries, flowers and open areas of ornamental plants, open nurseries and utilised areas of greenhouses.
Plantations of fruit trees and berry bushes, including new plantations.
Utilised agricultural area
Utilised meadows and pastures
Sown area of agricultural crops
Data collection and statistical processing
Survey method and data source
Data on utilisation of agricultural area are obtained with the help of sample survey according to the CSB statistical report form 2-ls "Crop production".
Economically active agricultural holdings.
Sample has been formed as stratified simple random sampling. Holdings are stratified by their location (NUTS 3), type of farming and economic size.
Extrapolation of the data on the surveyed holdings to all agricultural holdings is based on the number of similar holdings represented by sampled holdings as well as actual response rate in each of the survey territories.
Data are collected in compliance with:
- Classification of the Administrative Territories and Territorial Units of the Republic of Latvia (CATTU);
- Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS).